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Ada Railroad Bridge

Ada Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Randy Mulder

Bridge Documented: November 2, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Grand Rapids Eastern) Over Thornapple River
Location
Ada: Kent County, Michigan: United States
Structure Type
Metal Deck Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1907 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is a traditionally composed example of a deck plate girder, with a larger central span flanked by smaller spans at each end. Supported by concrete piers and abutments, the bridge was constructed by the American Bridge Company, which was still a fairly new company when this bridge was built. The Ada Railroad Bridge is not particularly noteworthy on a state level, but is worth noting as the oldest bridge in Ada today, and the only bridge in Ada that is genuinely old enough to be considered to have any heritage value.

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